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Avastin vs. Temodar for Cancer

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Avastin

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Other Names: Bevacizumab

Temodar

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Other Names: Temozolomide
Rating: 3.5 out of 5
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Rating: 4 out of 5
Based on 14,811 patient discussions on healthcare websites and blogs
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Bevacizumab (trade name Avastin, Genentech/Hoffmann–La Roche|Roche) is a drug that blocks angiogenesis, the growth of new blood vessels. It is commonly used to treat various cancers, including colorectal, lung, breast, kidney, and glioblastomas.Bev... Read more on Wikipedia
Temozolomide (brand names Temodar and Temodal is an oral alkylating antineoplastic agent which can be used for the treatment of Grade IV astrocytoma — an aggressive brain tumor, also known as glioblastoma multiforme as well as melanoma, a form o... Read more on Wikipedia
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last year so they reduced my Temodar by 25% which fixed...
...doc are to continue Avastin permanently every 3 weeks ...September last year so they reduced my Temodar by 25% which fixed that right up. High blood pressure from the Avastin is being treated w...
this whole nightmare, and so temodar didn't work, nor did...
...that he is 9 years into this whole nightmare, and so temodar didn't work, nor did BCNU or what ever it's called, and then the avastin gave him the brain bleed.  So if he was...
Temodar and radiation didn't do much for my husband.  BUT,...
...Temodar and radiation didn't do much for my husband.  ...Avastin IV drip and then it's followed by a 5 minute pure saline drip (to \"flush out\" the line).  If they do the IV too quickly, I thin...
14 days and Temodar daily is working for my Mom since June,...
...days and Temodar daily is working for my Mom since June, following two resections last Dec. & April.  Avastin in the mix is keeping things \"stable\" ...many of the side effects from Avastin ---...
being on Temodar (for the third time) and irinotecan for...
...on Temodar (for the ...So the doc put him on Avastin and Carboplatin, ...2009, and he has been stable since, so the Avastin has worked wonders for him!  He, too, got the high blood pressure b...
clear. I had big problems with Temodar right from the get...
...been clear. I had big problems with Temodar right from the ...in late Nov 07. I was put on Avastin only in Jan. However, it is bringing my counts down and causing headaches and nausea, so I may ...
The NO he has now said the Temodar had worked, so he is...
...original general oncologist told my husband the Temodar didn't work on him, and he gave him an IV treatment of Avastin. The NO he has now said the Temodar had worked, so he ...mean the Temodar...
seizures. The temodar didn't work for him, he had regrowth...
...husband is starting on Avastin and CPT 11 ...the possibility of stroke but a side effect of the avastin is high blood pressure so I guess ...of seizures. The temodar didn't work for him, he h...
then Temodar.  THe Avastin seems to have zero side effects...
...my husband started it in December 2011 after Temodar and then CCNU didn't work. He had his surgery Feb 2008 to remove GBM, did radiation then Temodar.  THe Avastin seems to have zero side...
Temodar and radiation didn't do much for my husband.  BUT,...
...Temodar and radiation didn't do much for my husband.  ...Avastin IV drip and then it's followed by a 5 minute pure saline drip (to \"flush out\" the line).  If they do the IV too quickly, I thin...
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